XYZ Helps a Little Robot Show a Lot of Charm

Anki created Vector, the petite personal robot, to entertain and assist you at home. XYZ used an unconventional combination of humanity and visual magic to make Vector feel more like a smart companion than a piece of hardware.

We got to know Vector’s creators (more like parents, really) who came from Pixar and lended their incredible imagination to his form and function, and most of all to his delightful personality.

XYZ observed all of Vector’s unique behaviors and quirks. While the 3D crew went through his nuts and bolts to see how he was built, our photo team was charmed by the robot’s photogenic nature, and the video team discovered his naughty side.

It was an intense, multi-disciplinary project that seamlessly integrated everyone’s technical and artistic expertise.